Working in unison, federal agents with the Horse Patrol Unit and foot patrol unit shut down a stash house in Rio Bravo, Texas.
The incident occurred during the late afternoon of January 20, 2021 when agents responded to a smuggling attempt near a ranch south of the city. Agents tracked a group of individuals where they observed the group getting into a black minivan.
Agents followed the vehicle to an abandoned residence and discovered 30 individuals including the brush guide that had led them as they traveled into the country. None of the individuals were wearing any personal protective equipment (PPE) when encountered.
All of the individuals were provided PPE, medically screened, and taken into custody pending further investigation. They were determined to be illegally in the United States and from the countries of Mexico, Guatemala, and El Salvador.